Monthly archives: November, 2014

New Mixtape: B.o.B – ‘New Black’

In the wake of the protests in Ferguson, B.o.B rises up with his mixtape New Black. On the powerful and provocative eight tracks, the bulk of which he produced himself, the Atlanta rapper tackles politics, race, and religion….

Lionel Richie to play Glastonbury 2015

No, it’s not the Sunday morning slot….

Why ‘Interstellar’s’ Unorthodox Sound Mixing Could Win It an Oscar

The Academy moved beyond recognizing primarily orchestral work when voters rewarded Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ electronic score for The Social Network four years ago. A couple of this year’s choices tread even fresher ground: Hans Zimmer‘s largely pipe organ–based music for Interstellar, and Antonio Sanchez’s daringly all-drums Birdman score….

TomorrowWorld 2014 releases official aftermovie

TomorrowWorld’s second installment signified the end of the United States’ festival season and acted as the perfect send off to summer for the thousands of attendees who gathered at Chattahoochee Hills in late September. For some, dreams came true, love was sparked, and a community of like-minded EDM fans was formed. The official aftermovie captures…

Death Grips’ “Birds” Features Robert Pattinson on Guitar

Last year, Twilight star Robert Pattinson appeared in a photograph alongside Death Grips (and Beyoncé). Apparently, the actor’s association with the group wasn’t a fleeting one. Government Plates just got its physical release on Black Friday, and as a Reddit user pointed out, the liner notes featured this revelation: Pattinson played guitar on the track “Birds”….

Fleetwood Mac Returns to the Forum Intact: Concert Review

The Bottom Line The classic ’70s lineup is complete again with the return of Christine McVie after a 16-year absence. Venue The Forum Inglewood, Calif. (Friday, Nov. 29)…

Micachu Is Feeling Romantic, Tropical And Ill On Her Surprise New Mixtape

Remember that time a few weeks back, when Micachu uploaded a bunch of audiovisual sketches to her YouTube channel and prompted us to wonder whether she was working on something new? This week, the south London-based musical whirlwind made good on the promise of those dreamy clips by dropping a surprise mixtape. Feeling Romantic Feeling…

Killer Mike: ‘Rap Has Given Me Voice’

Michael Render, more commonly known as the rapper Killer Mike, has had a long career. He debuted on “Snappin’ And Trappin,’” a track by fellow Atlantans OutKast. Since then, he’s released several solo albums and mixtapes, most recently 2012’s R.A.P. Music, an album-length collaboration with producer, rapper and Def Jux Records founder Jaime Meline, who…

‘F*ck, the album’s ready’: Action Bronson confirms debut is done and due early 2015

“Be prepared to love music again.”…

Interpol Let Everyone Know ‘What Is What’ on Stormy Single

Famed street artist and clothing merchant Shepard Fairey teamed up with Interpol for the artwork for their 2004 album Antics, but he’s teamed with the former SPIN cover stars again this weekend according to his website. Fairey created a mural inspired by the El Pintor track “Everything Is Wrong” and while explaining the track on…